Mr. Rajiv Agarwal works for RaRe Enterprises, the investment firm of Mr. Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, where he is responsible for investing, managing and monitoring the firm’s Private Equity investments. Rajiv has experience and deep understanding of B2B and B2C businesses spanning Consumer, Education, Mobile Entertainment, Media, Financial Services and Oil Drilling which form a part of RaRe’s PE portfolio. Rajiv made a career shift from Management Consulting to PE investing and joined Rare Enterprises in 2006, drawn by the growth opportunities that India presents. He has invested in quite a few companies across different industries and made successful exits as well. He serves on the boards of several listed and unlisted companies.
He believes that in a Digital era, businesses are heading for rapid change. Companies already face a new level of expectations from consumers, employees and business partners. Every business will have to be reimagined and adapt new technologies to meet rising expectations. This change would present new investment opportunities and de-rating of existing businesses. For 12 years prior to 2006, Rajiv was responsible for Sales & Delivery of Strategy & Operations Consulting work at Accenture, a global management and technology consulting firm. Rajiv has had advised a diverse set of business across geographies such India, UK, UAE, US and Indonesia.
Rajiv is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Technology, Benares Hindu University.